Carla and David


The bride with her face on the groom's leg, both sitting in Alandroal Castle during a photo session with their wedding photographer.

When we leave as a photographer at a wedding we never know what we gonna find until the end of the day and neither how it will happen. That is why I compare wedding photographers to stage artists. Both tend, before the action, to have a nervous crisis, or agonies, some drive crazy and it seems we forget everything.

They, the artists, forget the text and the songs. The photographers think forgot some gear, the addresses, and the GPS always wants to deceive us and not spot the groom’s door. But once the first word is spoken or the first note just happens everything is over and at the end it just applauds.

With us, the photographers, the first time the sound of the camera shutter tells us that everything is alright and it slides down as a very well-oiled machine until the moment to put the gear in the bag, again.

It was exactly that with Carla and David’s wedding at Pirâmides de S. Pedro, no Alandroal. Suppose you ask me if I remember everything, I do not. But, I brought with me the photos that do it for me. That is my joy as a wedding photographer.